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Author: Chantelle Kelly

Weight Watch

Weight Watch

Being overweight can lead to many health complications, including heart disease, diabetes and an increased risk of stroke. We’ve spoken to nutritionist Rose Holmes, education and training manager at Rio Health, to get her top tips on how to manage our weight naturally. How important is it to control our weight?  “Weight management is very important since being overweight or obese can negatively impact so many aspects of health. Weight management can be challenging for many individuals because there are…

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Green People – Holiday Sun Starter Pack

Green People – Holiday Sun Starter Pack

‘Green People sun care delivers the power of nature in this trio of moisture-binding products that are fortified with phyto actives to protect, soothe and balance the skin.’  Green People has recently launched a range of ‘starter packs’, cute little boxes featuring products from their different ranges. This summer I tested their Holiday Sun Starter Pack, which includes three 30ml bottles of their SPF15 Sun Cream, SPF30 Sun Cream and Hydrating After Sun. I love the fact that they are…

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Beyond Organic Skincare – E-Natural Emollient Cream

Beyond Organic Skincare – E-Natural Emollient Cream

‘An effective natural alternative to E45-type creams which does not contain paraffin or other mineral oils.’ Beyond Organic Skincare has been creating natural and organic beauty products since 2005, and has since won 29 awards for their various products. All their products contain 100% natural ingredients and their two main ranges are organic too. All their products are fair trade, not tested on animals, suitable for vegetarians (most are suitable for vegans), and they come packaged in recycled and recyclable…

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Supplements for Period Problems

Supplements for Period Problems

By medical nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer, an expert in food, herbs and supplements Painful or heavy periods are among the most common reasons for women to consult their doctor. These problems are most common during the first few years after menstruation starts, and again as the menopause approaches. These problems are thought to relate to overproduction of hormone-like chemicals called prostaglandins, which cause womb muscles to go into spasm. In some cases, painful periods are due to a gynecological condition…

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Crazy about Collagen

Crazy about Collagen

Every now and then a supplement superstar emerges. Collagen has the centre stage, but what do you know about this biochemical wonder? By Esther Mills-Roberts. Every now and then, nutritional scientists research a health substance that they know can make a massive difference. From vitamin C, through to fish oils and glucosamine, time brings with it certain health substances that are too good to be missed. And the latest of these is collagen. A Humble Background From the days of…

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Salt of the Earth – Rock Chick Sweet Strawberry Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth – Rock Chick Sweet Strawberry Natural Deodorant

Salt of the Earth was adopted by mother and son team, Sally and Thomas Laird, in 2005, and has since become a leader in the natural deodorant industry, starting with a single crystal stick and developing to a multi award-winning product range. Having tested their deodorants for men and women before, this time I had the delight of testing out their new product specifically designed for girls – Rock Chick Sweet Strawberries! I absolutely adore the packaging and so did…

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American Pancakes with Berry Compote

American Pancakes with Berry Compote

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Children adore pancakes and these light and fluffy American-style ones are a healthy treat served with the berry sauce. Buckwheat flour adds a lovely rich, nutty flavour and provides plenty of fibre to support gut health. It is also rich in key minerals, including manganese, copper and magnesium that help to boost energy levels. It also provides quercetin, an antioxidant known for its antihistamine properties. You can make this egg free by using commercial egg…

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Chunky Veg Stew with Herby Dumplings

Chunky Veg Stew with Herby Dumplings

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Veg and bean stews make a fabulous family dish on a budget. Carrots, spinach and sweet potato are all great sources of carotenoids and vitamin C to support a healthy immune system. (serves 4) Vegetarian, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 leek, shredded 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced 300g sweet potato, peeled and cut…

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Ginger Oaty Cookies

Ginger Oaty Cookies

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey These chunky cookies are a lovely lunch box filler or after school treat. Ginger is a natural antihistamine and can help lower the production of immunoglobulin E (IgE), antibodies associated with seasonal allergies like hay fever. (makes 16 cookies)  Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free Ingredients: 30g coconut flour 30g tapioca flour 30g arrowroot powder 1 tbsp xylitol 30g gluten-free rolled oats or quinoa or rice flakes 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder ½…

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Fish Bites with Homemade Low Sugar Tomato Ketchup

Fish Bites with Homemade Low Sugar Tomato Ketchup

By nutritional therapist Christine Bailey Crispy oven-baked fish fingers served with homemade low-sugar ketchup make this a popular meal for children. White fish, such as pollock or cod, is a great source of energy-boosting B vitamins and protein. The crispy oven-baked bites can also be enjoyed cold, so you can pack them into lunch boxes. (serves 4/makes 8 bites) Nut Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Ingredients: 250g pollock, cod or haddock fillets (skinless and boneless) Juice of ½…

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